Cinderella

Cardiff

CinderellaNew Theatre
Park Place
Cardiff
CF10 3LN

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Box Office: 029 2087 8889

Dates: 13/12/2014 to 18/01/2015

Starring: Lee Mead, Linda Lusardi, Mike Doyle, Andy Jones and Sam Kane

Past Qdos pantomimes:

  • Jack and the Beanstalk 2013-14
  • SLEEPING BEAUTY 2012-13
  • ROBINSON CRUSOE 2011-12
  • CINDERELLA 2010-11
  • ROBIN HOOD 2009-10
  • ALADDIN 2008-09
  • SNOW WHITE 2007-09
  • JACK AND THE BEAKSTALK 2006-07
  • PETER PAN 2005-06
  • CINDERELLA 2005-05
  • ALADDIN 2003-04
  • DICK WHITTINGTON 2002-03
  • SNOW WHITE 2001-02

A galaxy of stars bring some early panto magic to Cardiff!

Sparkling glass slippers, a pair of Ugly Sisters, a handsome Prince and the most popular rags-to-riches story of all time can mean only one thing - the magical pantomime Cinderella. Today saw a galaxy of stars bring some early panto magic to Cardiff at the official launch of this year's New Theatre pantomime.

The New Theatre's production of Cinderella will be packed with comedy, stunning scenery, fabulous costumes and lots of pantomime magic as Cinderella swaps her rags for a ball gown.
 
Any Dream Will Do winner and Casualty star Lee Mead will lead the cast in the role of Prince Charming. Joining Lee is Linda Lusardi as The Fairy Godmother, Sam Kane and Mike Doyle as The Ugly Sisters, comedian Andy Jones plays Buttons and Wales' very own sporting hero, Gareth Thomas takes on the role of Dandini.

Lee shot to fame when he won BBC's Any Dream Will Do, Andrew Lloyd Webber's search to find the lead in his production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Lee subsequently enjoyed a successful run in the hit musical at London's Adelphi Theatre which was acclaimed by audiences and critics alike. Since then he has established himself as one of the leading names in musical theatre, having played Fiyero in Wicked and Emmett in Legally Blonde and was a founder member of The West End Men concert show which has played the UK and overseas.

Linda's many stage roles include Funny Peculiar, Bedside Manner, Not Now Darling, Pygmalion and Rock with Laughter. As well as many summer seasons and performing in every major pantomime around the country, Linda has appeared on countless television programmes including Celebrity Masterchef, Celebrity Come Dine With Me, Dancing On Ice, Loose Women, The Bill, Brookside and in Emmerdale where she played the role of Carrie Nichols.

Comedian and funny man Andy Jones will play the pantomime's unsung hero Buttons. Andy's talent and natural comedic timing have seen him become a firm favourite with pantomime audiences over the years.  Cinderella marks his seventh New Theatre pantomime appearance.

Sam has appeared in numerous stage shows including Popstar, the West End production of The Rat Pack, Hot Flush!, Simply Ballroom, Carousel, Boogie Nights and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers to name but a few. On television he is best known for starring in Brookside, and has also appeared in Hollyoaks, The Royal, Coronation Street and Emmerdale.

Gareth, known as 'Alfie' owing to his resemblance to a cartoon character called Alf, was the first Welsh player to reach 100 caps and is one of the most iconic and respected figures in the world sport, being  voted BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year in 2005. Off the field he has also enjoyed appearances on Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother where he finished third, and was a semi-finalist in ITV1's Dancing On Ice in 2013.
Jonathan Kiley, Executive Producer of Cinderella said "I'm thrilled to have assembled this galaxy of stars for the New Theatre's spectacular pantomime. It's been a while since Cinderella was last staged at the Theatre and it seems fitting that its return features such an incredible cast. This brand-new production is set to be the most spectacular Cardiff has ever seen."

Grant McFarlane, General Manager of the New Theatre said "The New Theatre has the enviable reputation of presenting Wales' number one pantomime each and every year.  I can say with complete confidence that Cinderella this festive season will delight panto-goers of all ages.  Roll on December 13th!"
 
Cinderella will be staged by Qdos Entertainment, the world's largest pantomime producer, and the company behind the New Theatre's record-breaking production last year.

Cinderella runs at the New Theatre from Saturday 13 December 2014 to Sunday 18 January 2015. Tickets for this unmissable Christmas show start from as little as £10.50 with offers available for families and others.  They can be booked on 029 2087 8889 or online at www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

West End Star Lee Mead Leads the cast of the New Theatre’s Unmissable Pantomime Cinderella

West End star Lee Mead is set to wow audiences in Cardiff this Christmas as he leads the cast of the spectacular family pantomime Cinderella in the role of Prince Charming.  Lee’s is the first of a number of big names to be announced for the show in the coming months.

Lee shot to fame when he won BBC's Any Dream Will Do, Andrew Lloyd Webber's national search to find the lead in his production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He subsequently enjoyed a successful run in the hit musical at London’s Adelphi Theatre which was acclaimed by audiences and critics alike. Since then, Lee has established himself as one of the leading names in musical theatre, having played Fiyero in Wicked and Emmett in Legally Blonde and was a founder member of The West End Men concert show which has played the UK and overseas.

Recently Lee swapped the stage for the small screen with a regular role in BBC One's popular TV series Casualty. He can be currently seen on a Saturday night playing the role of nurse Ben "Lofty" Chiltern in the show which is filmed in Cardiff.

Jonathan Kiley, Executive Producer of Cinderella said “We are delighted to announce Lee Mead as the first of the stars for this year’s New Theatre pantomime. Cardiff audiences can look forward to the biggest, brightest and most dazzling Cinderella of them all. Featuring plenty of glitz and glamour along with sensational musical numbers - this is pantomime at its very best!”

Grant McFarlane, the New Theatre’s General Manager, said “We are thrilled that Lee Mead will be one of our star names this Christmas.  Cinderella is always the number one panto title with audiences and this we can guarantee a fabulous show for this coming season, especially once the full cast is announced.”

Cinderella tells the enchanting tale of rags-to-riches and is transformed from page to stage in a magical production complete with comedy, stunning sets, fabulous costumes and pantomime magic as Cinderella swaps her rags for a ball gown and heads to the ball to meet her handsome Prince!

Cinderella will be staged by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s largest pantomime producer, and the company behind the New Theatre’s record-breaking production last year. Cinderella will be an enchanting tale where spells are cast and dreams can come true.

Cinderella runs at the New Theatre from Saturday 13 December 2014 to Sunday 18 January 2015. Tickets for this unmissable Christmas show start from as little as £10.50 with offers available for families and others.  They can be booked on 029 2087 8889 or online at www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk  (online bookings carry a small additional transaction charge).